Golden night for Mayo Sports Stars

By Mark Higgins On the night of Saturday, January 30, 1971, the great and good of the Mayo sporting universe gathered in the Downhill Hotel in Ballina for the inaugural staging of a new type of sports awards. The Sports...

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Diarmuid O’Connor relishes chance to work with Ciaran McDonald

By Aonghus Ó Maicín As winters go, this one has been harsh in the West. Not only have the denizens of Mayo had to suffer the effects of the annual hangover from yet another arid championship, but the growing tragicomedy...

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Balla native Maria Larkin crowned cyclocross champion

By Tadgh O’Sullivan* On a bitterly cold and damp Sunday earlier this month, the National Cyclocross Championships took place in...

Thursday, 23/01/20 - 6:45pm Read More

Depleted Mayo ladies need new stars to emerge

By Paul O’Malley When the Mayo ladies conquered Donegal at O’Connor Park in Tullamore in July last year, it was...

Thursday, 23/01/20 - 10:36am Read More

Mayo Stages Rally 2020 confirmed for Castlebar

By Mark Higgins The Mayo and District Motorsport Club have confirmed that the 2020 Mayo Stages Rally will be held...

Wednesday, 15/01/20 - 10:15am Read More

Westportif cycling challenge returns for 2020

By Mark Higgins Registration is now open for the 2020 Westportif, the hugely popular West Mayo cycling challenge. This year’s...

Wednesday, 15/01/20 - 10:11am Read More

Three Mayo players selected for Irish Under-15s soccer squad

By Tadhg O’Sullivan* Republic of Ireland Under-15s head coach Jason Donohue has announced his 20-player squad for upcoming games against...

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Honesty remains the best policy for Boys in Blue

By Anthony Hennigan It’s because they have never shied away from reality that the Tooreen hurlers have become as good...

Monday, 06/01/20 - 1:55pm Read More

Blood, sweat and prayers fuel the Tooreen dream

By Anthony Hennigan For the past eight years now there has been round-the-clock adoration in Tooreen. Morning, noon and night,...

Thursday, 02/01/20 - 2:27pm Read More

Connolly returns to League of Ireland with Finn Harps

Ballyglass native Ryan Connolly will return to League of Ireland action in 2020 after it was announced that he has...

Tuesday, 31/12/19 - 12:27pm Read More

Two Mayo natives called into Irish squad

By Mark Higgins Two Mayo natives, Ballina’s David Heffernan and Lacken’s Caelan Doris, have been included in Andy Farrell’s first...

Friday, 27/12/19 - 5:13pm Read More

Ronan O’Gara to attend Mayo Sports Stars 2020

Ireland and Munster rugby legend Ronan O’Gara has been confirmed as the Guest of Honour for the Western People/Ballina Beverages...

Monday, 23/12/19 - 12:25pm Read More

O’Leary keen to work with new GAA chairman

By Anthony Hennigan Tim O’Leary, the founder of the Mayo GAA Foundation, has insisted that he and the Foundation are...

Monday, 16/12/19 - 1:01pm Read More

Silver for Sorcha as locals excel in Lisbon

Men's under 20 European Cross Country Championship race
To have one athlete competing at such a major event as the European Cross Country Championships is one thing, but for three separate clubs in Mayo...

Tuesday, 10/12/19 - 11:27am Read More

Butler: Torrent of abuse has been unfair on Mayo County Board

Dermot Butler
By Anthony Hennigan There is a conciliatory tone to the report that Mayo GAA secretary Dermot Butler will present to next Sunday’s County Convention, yet the...

Monday, 09/12/19 - 11:47am Read More

Mayo LGFA Executive Committee voted in at AGM

The members of the executive committee for the Mayo Ladies were voted in at last night’s AGM at the TF...

Wednesday, 04/12/19 - 10:49am Read More

Let’s talk about Tooreen

Tooreen hurlers
By Anthony Hennigan The Tooreen hurlers discovered last week who they will face in January’s semi-final of the All-Ireland intermediate club championship. Fr...

Wednesday, 04/12/19 - 10:10am Read More

Foundation pledges €1million to Mayo GAA – on condition

By Anthony Hennigan The Mayo GAA International Supporters Foundation has confirmed to the Western People it has given Mayo County Board a...

Monday, 02/12/19 - 12:22pm Read More

Western People Mayo Sports Star Awards nomination deadline extended to this Friday

The deadline for nominations for the 50th annual Western People Mayo Sports Stars Awards has been extended to this Friday,...

Monday, 02/12/19 - 10:50am Read More

Mitchels seek probe into alleged bullying

Castlebar Mitchels GAA Club has proposed that an external expert be engaged to investigate allegations of bullying that have been...

Monday, 02/12/19 - 10:12am Read More